ksosh (6) - California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my most favorite beers. This particular bottle was from the 11-12 winter season. The initial aroma was obviously one of very dark chocolate, with hints of cherry, and possibly some liquorice. The appearance is jet black with minimal head. Looks almost like motor oil. The taste is a mixture of light sweetness and heavy bitter, reflective of (not surprisingly) a very dark chocolate. Aftertaste has a tang to it with a sharp bitterness. I drank it probably a little colder than I should have (refrigerator cold, not cellar cold), so I’m sure some of the taste wasn’t fully apparent. The palate was fairly pleasing - full body, creamy/thick texture, average carbonation on the tongue, but more than was expected from the visuals, bitter, lasting finish. Overall a great imperial stout.
beeratarian (166) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black but not as thick and dark as some. Aroma is licorice and roasted malt. Flavor is smooth and balanced. Roasty with a smooth chocolate finish. Best beer by Brooklyn by far. One of the easy drinking 10% beers available. Overall with price, this is a great beer !
TorbenJensen (490) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The foam is creamy and light brown. The aroma is dominated by hard roasted malt, chocolate and coffee and a little fruit. The taste is something special. A warm feeling of the alcohol is to spread the taste of malt and dark bitter chocolate in your mouth. Later appears the taste of rich fruit (raisin / plum) which finally ends with a good rounded flavor of the coffee beans. It is very rich and robust.
mrttiimmoo (17) - FINLAND - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mörk skumkrona. Tyisk is arom. Stor skillnad mot mer humlade kompisar. Mer kaffe än choklad dock finns bitterheten där.
VDuquerroux (634) - Airvault, FRANCE - JUL 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 355mL. @Le_Gambrinus, Tours. Last beer of the evening. A black beer with a beige head ; good retention. Toasty aroma, chocolate, coffee, rasin, prune. Medium sweet, medium dry bitter ; quite refreshing ; warming background. Great body, medium creamy texture, average carbonation, sweet chocolate coffee finish. Overall, delicious chocolate stout ; creamy texture and great finish. After, small walk on the shores of La Loire...
Tselloufc88 (232) - Coventry, West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Rugby Tap. Strong aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, strong boozy ness. Taste is smooth, strong coffee, grainy, chocolate notes. Warming finish
Paladares (59) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 6, 2015
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Botella. Negra opaca. Espuma marrón oscura duradera. Muy bonita de aspecto.
Aroma a chocolate, café, frutos rojos. Muy agradable.
En boca es brutal. Entra dulce, como a caramelo. Muchísimos sabores se entremezclan: pasas, chocolate, café, galleta de naranja....
Un final que recuerda a un bombón de licor de frutos rojos.
Un paladar sensacional. Equilibradísima, dejando un regusto entre amargo y dulce, con alcohol disimulado.
jamaty (1239) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Negra, un dedo de espuma ocre que desaparece pronto. Potente aroma ahumado, y licor, con notas de chicolate y café. En boca textura aceitosa y cuerpo medio con baja carbonatación. Tono licórico general, inicialmente agrio para acabar con un postgusto clarísimo de chocolate negro duradero y amargo. Y de tabaco. Diferente. Compleja. Todo un copazo.
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GlasgowTAD (589) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - JUN 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep black with a light brown head which is moderate in size but soon recedes to a minute foamy lacing. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, slight figs, xmas spices and slight roast malts. Taste is dark chocolate, cocoa, slight roast malts, slight cocoa bitterness and moderate vanilla undertones throughout. Full bodied with a creamy mouthfeel.
Vaiz (3824) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Max’s Rare & Obscure. Black pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses, roasted malts, licorice, some soy sauce and quite spicy. Flavor is quite bitter, some alcohol and a bit harsh. Not really my kind of stout.
Barrelbelly (703) - BELGIUM - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light chocolate aroma. Roasted malts, coffee and remaining sticky aftertaste. Sweet dry finish.